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Classique - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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very good

409 Ratings

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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 17
Gots: 39 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 03-13-2013

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light yellow color ale with a large pure white bubbly head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of light rustic malt notes with some dry hoppy notes. Taste is also dominated by rustic malt notes with light dry ester and some bready yeast notes are also noticeable. Body is light with great carbonation. Very much enjoyable if maybe a bit short on the complexity notes with great drinkability level.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

draft at sams in durham into a shaker

pours a hazy yellow color with a slight head. smell is of lemon and wheat...crisp is a good word as well. taste holds true and has a bit of funk as youd expect from a saison...very refreshing i drank it alongside a spicy burrito and it complimented it very well. would be a great summer beer. easy drinking but great flavor. light body light carbonation.

overall just a real enjoyable and approachable saison. recommended.

Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy golden yellow color with a nice white head and decent lacing

S-wheat, malt, lemon, spices, hint of pepper

T-lemon, grains, wheat, pepper, lemon, hint of clove, light yeasty funk, hint of tartness, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry

O-a nice accessible saison at a good price

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JayQue
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a great Saison. Would be a very refreshing summertime beer though. Pours a good Saison-like straw yellow color. Medium size bubbly white head with average retention and some spotty lacing.

Aroma is pleasant but mild. Some lemon and a little peppery spicing. Flavor is more lemon and spicing with a little Saison yeasty funk. Tastes pretty good but for those that like musty barnyard flavors and aromas with their Saisons, this one don't cut it.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing Could use a little more body as a Saison, but just fine as a generic summertime thirst quencher.

I would drink this again, especially as a summer beer.

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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

thanks tenderbranson69 for sharing this can, enjoyed chilled from a goblet.

The color is golden sunny and hazed with thick 2 fingers of sudsy white head with finge bead and copious lace. The smell is lemony reminiscent of noble hops with slight spice and mild yeast ester with light malt nose. The feel is very good with relatively high carbonation and dry body with light spritzy feel and mild bitterness -very good for a table saison.

The taste is great lots of yeastf flavor which is both spicy with fruity tinges and slight peppery tinge with mild hop and subtle malt accent with a good body for the low abv, The taste is very full for a table saison with mild citrus element which gives it a slight amount of levity. Overall I think this is pretty solid in fact better the good, a pretty exceptional small saison in every sense - exceeds expectations- Kudos Stillwater!

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3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can from "Lifesource" Salem OR $2.59 Very hazy yellow coloured beer with a sticky.clingy white head. Aroma has phenolics,over ripe pear,roses,..unusual and unexpected! Taste us different again very "bubbly",some spice,pepper and a bit of bitter apple, good but not as good as the aroma! mouth feel is overall thin very dry tangy ginger root end! weird beer a meld of different styles..still OK in my book.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a tulip glass.

A murky almost lemon yellow with lots of green depth to it as well, almost like wilted yellow grass colors. Head is frothy and large and settles to a soapy top with clumpy lacing and island chunky mountainous tops.

Soft yeast and lightly tart sensing. Dense malt and some wine like sourness, leafy hop and chewy sensing sweetbread. Quite nice.

Palate is a bit light bodied noticeably, in fact a little too light I would say with very little depth and not allowing the flavors to carry and last. Slight sharp hop and yeasty farmhouse punch on first sip. Juice like flavors of faint peach and apricot fill nicely, but disappear quite quickly on the swallow. Warmth brings out a nice hop and saison punch more while drinking.

It's not exactly Saison Dupont but seems to aim for that angle a bit with an American twist. Not a poor mans Dupont either, but a simple easy drinking one to go.

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3.37/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bright golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very mild, some lemons, malts. Taste is a bit unusual for the style. Lots of lemons, tart, some yeast, fruits. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy pale straw yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass fairly quickly and some faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a couple of small patches of thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of lemon citrus, pale malts, and spicy/peppery yeast.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of pale malts and some hints of wheat. That is followed my light flavors of lemon citrus and moderate flavors of peppery yeast which are present throughout. Light amounts of bitterness are present which linger for quite a while.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly upfront with moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Very refreshing and easy to drink with a nice flavor and aroma - this would be a great beer for outdoor summer events (especially considering the can format). Definitely a beer that is worth picking up and should be a regular for the summer.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Classique from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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